The best minis – 10 games for less than £30


6) Who’s That Flying?

Who’s That Flying? is a side scrolling shooter with a twist. Playing as an invincible hero, your task isn’t to keep your protagonist alive, but to keep the cities you’re protecting safe from enemy onslaught. Every enemy you let pass you into your city is another minus point to your end score, and the challenge of keeping your cities perfectly intact is something any high score-chasing players will appreciate. £3.99



7) Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess

This colourful platformer is funny, colourful and hugely entertaining, with a firm focus on combos and replaying to perfection. It’s tough and unforgiving when you dive into the meat of medal hunting, and the drive to acquire more gold medallions to 100% each stage keeps this Mini at the top of the list for people looking to test their skills. £3.49 


8) Canabalt

Canabalt is the simplest Mini on offer. Set a top the rooftops of a bleak city, you use a one-button control scheme to jump your character across gaps and obstacles – the longer the streak, the higher the score. It’s incredibly addictive, always pulling you back for just… one… more… attempt. An atmospheric soundtrack rounds off the minimalist aesthetic, and it’s altogether one of the most intriguing Minis available. £1.74 



9) A Space Shooter for Two Bucks!

You know what you’re getting when you buy A Space Shooter for Two Bucks.  A vertically scrolling space adventure, the focus is on destroying your enemies for myriad ship upgrades. With a main campaign, additional survival modes and a suitably OTT story, this is one of the best deals you’re going to find on the store. Just a shame the name isn’t localised. £1.74


10) Shift Extended

A black and white brain boggler, you complete stages in Shift Extended by switching your character’s colour to mirror your background. It becomes progressively more complex, adding moving segments to levels and restricting your movements to confuse even further. It’s striking and brilliantly put together, with over 100 levels, and rounds off our Minis list in colourless style.  £1.99